2 Weeks / Credit Bearing

3D Art Studio (1 credit)

Sat. June 30 & Sun. July 1 mandatory move-in & orientation 

Class runs July 2 – July 13, 2018 

In this two-week, NASAD and New York State accredited, intensive studio arts course, students will have the opportunity to launch and expand upon their understanding of a variety of sculpture methods as they create work for a successful university level portfolio. This course teaches traditional techniques and processes while encouraging participants to explore unfamiliar approaches and visual languages that develop life-long-creative confidence.

This course is based in the School of Art and students will have access to extraordinary facilities within the College of Visual and Performing Arts at SU. Participants will work amidst some of our most celebrated faculty, creating in a vibrant college environment with a bona fide taste of what it is like to pursue an art-based career. Participation in a studio culture of idea generation, material exploration, process experimentation, collaboration, artist research and critique is standard in all SU: VPA, School of Art courses, including this offering to high school students looking to ‘get ahead”.

Professors will instruct each morning and a Teaching Assistant (TA) will extend the faculty instruction each afternoon.

This course is limited to 15 students.

A Typical Day (subject to change)

9:00 am                 Faculty lecture: slide show, view artworks and/or introduction of the days program

10:00 am               Exploration of new technique or material or ideas

11:00 am               Work on projects

noon                      LUNCH

1:00 – 4:00           Work on Project, group discussions and reviews

4:00 -4:30             End of Day

Two evenings per week will have open, monitored studio hours for students to utilize the studios at the Comstock Art Facility (ComArt). Students are expected to use these open studio hours wisely and successfully execute the unique projects proposed by faculty and TA’s.

In addition to developing an individual approach to art making, participants will get an introduction to a selection of artists, including a guest faculty member, and slide presentations of their professional practice. These practices provide an immersive and well-rounded understanding of the breadth and depth of the profession. The class will also take at least one field trip off campus.

At the end of this two-week session, students will collaborate in curating a group exhibition in the Sarah A. Coyne Gallery of Art in ComArt, and participate in a group critique enabling an experience in the foundation of critical dialogue. Students that successfully complete this course for one-credit can apply the credit toward their BFA degree in the School of Art at Syracuse University.

Program Costs:

Please visit our program costs page for more detailed information.

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

*Students must be 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Faculty Bio:

Sam Van Aken and Tom Hall

Sam Van Aken is an Assistant Professor, Studio Arts (Sculpture), at Syracuse University. Van Aken graduated from University of North Carolina with his MFA in 2001. Van Aken’s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making. His projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, including performance, installation, video, photography, and sculpture. With each body of work, he selects practices and new perspectives that provide a kinesthetic perception of objects and a visceral charge. http://www.samvanaken.com

Tom Inglis Hall is an artist working out of the US city of Syracuse, New York, where he recently moved to from England. Tom graduated from the Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 with a degree in sculpture and subsequently completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 1998. His work has been exhibited in national and international shows since 1994, including exhibitions at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London; Les Tombées de la Nuit arts festival in Rennes, France; Crawford School of Art, Cork, Republic of Ireland and commissions for Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival, and a large roundabout for Eastbourne council.  http://www.tomhall-artist.com